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15 Struggles Only Designated Drivers Will Understand

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Everyone has to be the designated driver sometimes, but you just wish it was a little more fun. These 15 struggles make being the DD a real pain in the you-know-what.

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Kallie Provencher is a Staff Writer for Rant, Inc. Follow her on Twitter @kallie_pro, “Like” her on Facebook, or follow her on Instagram @RantKallie.

15. Trying To Explain To The Police Officer That You Have It Under Control

Trying To Explain To The Police Officer That You Have It Under Control
Sure, your friend is running naked down the street, but it's nothing you can't handle.
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Sure, your friend is running naked down the street, but it's nothing you can't handle.

14. Dealing With The Smell Of Puke In Your Car

Dealing With The Smell Of Puke In Your Car
You acted like it was no big deal, little did you know the smell would linger for months.
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You acted like it was no big deal, little did you know the smell would linger for months.

13. Painfully Watching Your Friends Make Fools Of Themselves On The Dance Floor

Painfully Watching Your Friends Make Fools Of Themselves On The Dance Floor
They really think they're killing it on the dance floor; time to get out the camera.
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They really think they're killing it on the dance floor; time to get out the camera.

12. Attempting To Herd Your Group Of Friends

Attempting To Herd Your Group Of Friends
It's basically like trying to herd cats.
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It's basically like trying to herd cats.

11. Having To Stop At Different Fast Food Restaurants

Having To Stop At Different Fast Food Restaurants
Your friends want, like, a million tacos. No wait, they want a cheeseburger. They really need a cheeseburger taco.
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Your friends want, like, a million tacos. No wait, they want a cheeseburger. They really need a cheeseburger taco.

10. Missing Out On Two-For-One Drinks

Missing Out On Two-For-One Drinks
Your favorite bar just happens to have your favorite drink as tonight's special, because of course they do.
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Your favorite bar just happens to have your favorite drink as tonight's special, because of course they do.

9. Not Knowing Where To Drop Off Your Friends At The End Of The Night

Not Knowing Where To Drop Off Your Friends At The End Of The Night
First, they couldn’t wait to get home to their significant other, now they’re saying take them anywhere but there. Seriously, what does anywhere mean?
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First, they couldn’t wait to get home to their significant other, now they’re saying take them anywhere but there. Seriously, what does anywhere mean?

8. Pretending To Know How To Dance

Pretending To Know How To Dance
You're a dancing fool... when you're drunk.
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You're a dancing fool... when you're drunk.

7. Staying Out Later Than You Want

Staying Out Later Than You Want
You quickly realize that being out until 3 a.m. with a bunch of intoxicated people really isn't that fun.
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You quickly realize that being out until 3 a.m. with a bunch of intoxicated people really isn't that fun.

6. Turning Down Drunken Advances

Turning Down Drunken Advances
It just wouldn't be right to flirt with an obviously intoxicated person, even if they won't leave you alone.
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It just wouldn't be right to flirt with an obviously intoxicated person, even if they won't leave you alone.

5. Getting Stuck Paying The Tab

Getting Stuck Paying The Tab
Your friends already stumbled out the door, and now the bartender is staring you down.
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Your friends already stumbled out the door, and now the bartender is staring you down.

4. Listening To Repeated Drunken Ramblings

Listening To Repeated Drunken Ramblings
You usually don't mind having pointless, repeated conversations, but now that you're sober you realize how annoying you've been all those times.
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You usually don't mind having pointless, repeated conversations, but now that you're sober you realize how annoying you've been all those times.

3. Getting Drunk And Having To Find The Whole Group A New Ride Home

Getting Drunk And Having To Find The Whole Group A New Ride Home
Sometimes even the DD can't resist taking that group shot. I hope you've been saving up, because that 30 mile cab ride isn't going to be cheap.
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Sometimes even the DD can't resist taking that group shot. I hope you've been saving up, because that 30 mile cab ride isn't going to be cheap.

2. Not Having The Liquid Courage To Get That Phone Number

Not Having The Liquid Courage To Get That Phone Number
You're usually a ladies man, but tonight you're just that creep standing in the corner.
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You're usually a ladies man, but tonight you're just that creep standing in the corner.

1. Getting Pulled Over Because Cops Assume You’ve Been Drinking Too

Getting Pulled Over Because Cops Assume You’ve Been Drinking Too
Why else would you be out at 3 a.m. on a Saturday? Unfortunately, now you need to take a field sobriety test because your car reeks of alcohol.
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Why else would you be out at 3 a.m. on a Saturday? Unfortunately, now you need to take a field sobriety test because your car reeks of alcohol.